Ann Lebeck represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation matters, including oil and gas, construction, real estate, and contract disputes.
Ann first joined Gibbs & Bruns as an associate in 2007, after clerking for the Honorable Will Garwood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2006-2007. After a family move to Denver, Colorado, she practiced in the trial groups at Jacobs Chase, LLC (2010-2011) and Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (2011-2014), where she litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration. In addition to her broad range of litigation experience, Ann has also worked as a solo practitioner both in Colorado and Texas, focusing exclusively on the oil and gas industry and various related title issues. After returning to Houston, Ann rejoined Gibbs & Bruns in 2021.
Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP v. Acuren Inspection, Inc., et al.
Represented Defendant Tulsa Inspection Resources, Inc., a Tulsa-based inspection company, in a lawsuit brought by Panhandle, a pipeline owner, seeking over $42 million in damages allegedly caused by defective welding performed during the installation of a new, 31-mile pipeline in Indiana in 2007. Secured a favorable, confidential settlement early in the discovery phase of the case.
Nevada Power Company v. Nevada Cogeneration Associates #2
Represented Nevada Cogeneration Associates #2, a joint venture co-owned by Chevron and Dynegy, in the defense of an arbitration filed by electric utility Nevada Power Company. NCA #2 developed a qualified facility to produce power for the Las Vegas area which Nevada Power Company purchased under the terms of a 30-year power purchase agreement. The arbitration involved a dispute over the proper interpretation of certain provisions of the agreement. At the time of arbitration, the utility forecast that in 2023 it would be entitled to a rebate of approximately $320 million. The matter was arbitrated before a former federal judge who ruled in favor of the firm’s client by denying the utility’s rebate claim in its entirety.
University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 2006
Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) Moot Court Team
University of North Carolina, B.A., 1998
Named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ “Colorado Super Lawyers,” 2013-2015
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Houston Bar Association, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
Board of Directors, 2012-2016
Judicial Committee Co-Chair, 2014-2016
Programs Committee Co-Chair, 2012-2014
Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Impact Denver Program, Class of 2011
Panelist: “Construction Defects,” Colorado Bar Association 32nd Annual Real Estate Symposium, 2014, Vail, CO
“Inadvertent Disclosure of Confidential or Privileged Information,” 40 Colo. Law. 65, 2011 (co-author Michael H. Berger)